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Urban sketching & seascapes – Moleskine watercolor sketchbook tour

I completed one of my sketchbooks that I started back in 2012 and recorded a video of me flipping through the sketchbook and talking about what I did, what art tools I used, what I was learning etc. I used it mainly for quick watercolor cityscapes, city vignettes, seascapes, doodles, and some mixed media experiments.

If you want to get a better look at the images, there are scans of some of the drawings on my main website: Seascapes and urban sketches 2012–2016.

And here are some additional sketches that I posted here:

P.S. I updated my sketchbooks comparison post with many additional sketchbooks I've had the pleasure of testing over the years. I discovered several new favorites, as well as many duds.

Sketching process video: Aqua lady

Well, this blog hasn't been getting enough love ever since I started publishing my weekly posts on my official blog, but it's difficult to keep up with that many sites... and I noticed I still haven't shared this video with you.

This is a video of my drawing process in my sketchbook using ink and watercolor, from sketch to finish. The video is at 10x the normal speed, and the actual drawing took over an hour.

You can see the rest of the drawings from this series in this post.

P.S. Notice anything new here? That's right, I changed the design for the first time since 2007.
It should look good even on phones, but if you notice anything wonky, let me know in the comments.

Sketchbook update: nature edition

I've found a few scans that I never published here, so I'm doing that today.

Stone arch - ink and watercolor sketch

This is a stone arch by the coffee shop in Kostrena, where I often go for a walk. Brush pen and watercolor sketch.
I cropped the right page because it's mostly empty.

Krk bridge - watercolor sketch

This is the bridge that connects my home island Krk with the land, viewed from the Kostrena beach.

Trees and grass near the beach - watercolor sketch

The last one was from a few days ago when I spent a couple of days hanging out on the beach in my hometown. I also have an instagram shot of the page spread where my boyfriend sketched some geometric patterns on the other page:

Sketchbook sharing - Nela's watercolor sketch on the left, David's pen sketch on the right


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True gentleman

Look what the cat dragged in! *ta-dam-tsssssss*

So this is the first share-worthy sketch in my sketchbook number 10, since I've started using it in January this year. Depressing? Perhaps.

Gentleman cat and sleeping beauty ink and watercolor illustration

I drew this cat gentleman (gentlecat?) and the sleeping beauty for a weekly twitter challenge #crtkamo. Ink, watercolor and white gel pen.


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Sketchbook update: doodles edition

It's been a while since I updated this blog, it gets challenging since I'm managing two other web sites and a dozen of social networks :) but today I'll share a backlog of my pages featuring mostly colorful doodles.

Art journal page

This page was done for a free course I took back in 2012 I think, and the assignment was to note all the ways we're being creative in our lives. I kinda like how this page turned out.

Ink doodles

Next comes a series of ink doodles I did with a fineliner, and some of them I colored with watercolors. I was doing these for a couple of days until I got bored.

Ink and watercolor doodles

Ink and watercolor doodles

Ink and watercolor doodles

The last one is a mandala done with soft pastels, which is my recent discovery. Just experimenting...

Colorful soft pastel mandala


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